Polish cow who escaped slaughterhouse dies from stress

The brave cow swam to an island in the middle of Poland's Lake Nysa.
The brave cow swam to an island in the middle of Poland's Lake Nysa. Photo credit: Getty

A cow who escaped the slaughterhouse by swimming to an island has died.

The bovine refused to board a cattle truck in Poland in January, ramming a metal fence and jumping into the nearby Lake Nysa.

She spent three blissful weeks alone on an island in the middle of the lake, receiving food deliveries from the very farmer who tried to have her slaughtered.

Sadly, it couldn't last.

Five people, including a vet, made their way to the cow's island domain on February 22 (local time) with the intention of capturing her and taking her to a governor's farm.

They managed to get close enough to the flighty creature, who swam away from previous intruders, to give her three shots of sedatives.

She was then placed in a truck, where she tragically died from stress.

Polish politician Pawel Kukiz, who had posted about his admiration for the heroic cow, said on Facebook that the cause of death was probably a heart attack.

He had also been told by the vet that the animal was emaciated after her weeks of isolation and that every effort was made to save her.

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